By Alan Ross
Alan Ross (1922-2001) - amazing poet, shuttle author, and editor of London journal - additionally controlled to excel within the position of cricket correspondent for the Observer, during which means he England/MCC on excursions of Australia, South Africa and the West Indies. within the book-length money owed he released of those excursions, his lifelong love of the sport stumbled on wonderful expression. Australia 55 bargains Ross's views at the conflict for the Ashes, the traveling aspect led through Len Hutton, and Ross's personal bright first impressions of the host country.
'The mammoth fluctuations of the sequence - England, crushed in Brisbane, gained in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide to keep the Ashes - engaged [Ross's] curiosity; his fascination with Len Hutton, a 'lonely determine struck down by means of as many mess ups as any overworked hero in Greek mythology', deepened...'
Gideon Haigh, Cricinfo
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Australia 55: A Journal of the MCC Tour by Alan Ross